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J. W. 4'liIYAN
A new motto: "Don't take care of
pour health-to excess."
Speaking of strikes, they have never
been popular with ball players.
Coal was once used as money. It
to nearly worth its weight in gold to
Nothing but kind words for the ben
will do. Fresh eggs are available
That new nickel may serve to teach
w careless public that a bison is not a
The air cocktail, with its oxyget
Savor, is the most invigorating drink
A New Yorker says that stingy
smen are always poor. Now, who wants
to be poor?
The gross debt of the city of New
Tork is $1,082.662,851. This is also a
new altitude record.
Though the new nickels are in de
tnand. they are still twenty times less
popular than the old dollar.
A 13 cent piece is now recommend
d4. We may yet have 13 cent stores
or "superstitious" establishments.
The Chicago burglar who robbed the
sheriff's office is entitled to a Car
aegie medal for his high attainment
"Resolved, That the tipless barber
shop has been tried and found want
ing." By whom, gentlemen, by whom?
Somebody is going to explore the
Amazon river, evidently being fired
with a desire to discover the torrid
The English poet, who declared that
he has supported himself by his
poetry alone, has attained a high am
The color of hair is due to iron,
which further emphasizes why advice
tails to enter the brains of many
There are better authorities than a
Harvard professor to tell us just how
many hours of sleep will do us the
Thtre will be more money to jingle
In the pockets it the bill for the coin
age of % cents in the United States
Somebody says that there is a gen
oral art awakening in America. Yet
the low crowned derby persists and
Biological experts declare that the
Intellectuality of the female is superior
to the male dog. But the male do6
runs' the kennel
All doubt of progress in aviation Is
wat aside by the fact that an aviator
has tust succeeded in falling 1,000 feet
without getting hurt. ,
A court has ruled that a brass band
is not a necessary pet of a tuneral.
Literally peakling, ey are "out of
tune" with the occasion.
AS fb the patriotic citisen who is
Lt hui a donkey 4,500 miles s:. s
the Wkatinent in payment of en .. so
tis bet--well, two is company.
An Italtan eount was diteovered tn
th role of a waiter in a Baltimore
hotel tim other day. Having no other
means of visible saupport, he was kept
Calitforna is to have a "Pather's
day." The "head of the house" is
.st bein torsottee after all.
'"The aveege lifo of a $10 bill Is a
little mr than iie moanths" That
4 nmeet ivhw in Philadelpa.
Nw Veamves hows aCgs o b reak.
g est. fTe olcaso a always he
dupesa on to threaten an eraption
whom ether big word maten get into
A Bhroly eai rt haes ruled that a
aw ib Is not a meal. The court
I avt L been visitlng some popular
: e at its bsear bor to set date -
1tire is s truth is the reput tlhat
theate will equip mats with Maaim
eeors so that, is the event of the
eat net pleasing, all that Is required
i to t-ra ea th switch.e
An aviate to iMgld has made the
lshlag speed of nIety-ler miU s
- hour. SkL a Slght is enough to
ny siahts the aviators
The predietien that women wlI
-r da swep the srets o New·
wk make It pI ma that les gbrts
- eain beak nto style agea.
mnaty , per ee t. of e aed
Seropa rtheaters are ornm Amer-.
ena houses. We alwars cntaked r
t Srege esulda't live without -
A New or.k man s Kaase City
~prwed his alse teeth to bhr some
thklg to eat. Our guen is that he
dd',t top of with water biualt and
A London ecentist reports that
tr is plenty of room yet on earth
wM- b will not be overpepnlated for
en thouesad years. This re ieves
mesh apprehenso that was felt about
the fate of ear areastrent-gatrst
A W gtasn.e Deo etak who 1
e to being embaLmed and assault
Sthe ndetaher who was starrtli
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George Percival A lgernon Jnnea, vice
president of the Metropolitan )riental
Rug company of New York. thlrsting for
romance, is in Cairo on a tbusness trip.
Horace ltyanne arrives at the hotel in
Cairo with; a carefully guarded bundle.
Ryanne sells Jones the famous holy Tht
ordes rug which he admits having stolen
from a pasha at Blagdad. Jones meets
Major Cailahan and later is Introduced to
Fortune ('hiedsove by a woman to whom
he had loaned 157A pounds at Monte Carlo
some months previously, and who turns
out to be Ifrtune's mother. Jones takes
Mrs. Chi;etoye and Fortune to a polo
game. Fortune returns to Jones the
money borrowl by I, r mother. Mrs.
(h'ii Is'ye ap, ais to be engiaged In some
mystlrio. s enterprise unknuwn to the
Some one was sitting down beside
him It was Ryantie, in evening
clothes. itmmaculate, blase, pink
cheeked. There are some men so hap
pily framed that they can din ready
made suits without calling your atten
tion to the fact. George saw at once
that the adlvnturer was one of these
"'Makes a rather good picture to
look at; eh?" began Ryanne, rolling
a flake-tobacco cigarette. "Dance?"
"No. Wish I could. You've done
quick work," with admiring inspection.
"Not a flaw anywhere. How do you
do It ?"
"Thanks. Thanks to you, I might
say. I did some tall hustling, though.
Strange, how we love these funeral
toggeries. We follow the dance and
we follow the dead, with never a
variation in color. The man who In
vented the modern evening clothes
must have done good business during
the day as chief-mourner."
"Why don't you send for your lug
Ryanne caressed his chin. "My
luggage is, I believe, in the hands of
the enemy. It is of no great Import
ance. I never carry anything of value,
save my skin. I'm not like the villain
in the melodrama; no incriminating
documents, no lost wills, no directions'
tor digging up pirates' gold."
"I suppose you'll soon be off for
America?" George asked indifferently.
"I suppose so. By the way, I saw
you at the game today."
"No! Where were you?"
"Top row. I am going to &sk a
!avor of you. It may sound rather odd
to your ears, but I know those two
ladies rather well. I kept out of thq
way till I could find some clothes.
The favor I ask is that you will not
tell them anything regarding the cir
cumstances of our meeting. I am
mnown to them as a globe-trotter and
" £at's too b " said George con~
~And You Arent Afraid to Adlft itr
tritely. "But I have already told
"The devil you have!" Ryanen drop
per his cigarette Into the ash-tray. "If
I remember rightly, you asked mo to
"I know." said George, visibly em
barrassed. "I forgot."
"Well. the fat is In the Are. I dare
say that I can get round It. It was
risky. Women like to talk. I expect
every hb6ur to hear of some one ar
riving from Bagdad."
"There's no boat from that direction
till next week." Informed George, who I
was a stickler on time-tables.
"There are other ways of getting
into Egypt. Know anything about
"You don't believe . . . !"
'My friend. I believe in all things
that haven't been proved impossible.
You've been knocking about here lonE
enough to know something of the
tenacity of the Arab and the East I
dian. Given a just cause, an Idol's
eye or a holy carpet, and they'll fol
low you round the world ten times, ift
need be. I never worry needleest.
but I lay out before me all the potats
of the same. There is see u In Ig
ae who will *eeer toee thi
e. This leew is asm f. Mahesmu
Aehe -b name, treal artlek.
r aee i ad se ltid .Pbp ses
the Holy Yhiordes was given; Ma
homed-El-Gebel, the Pasha's right
hand, a sheik in his own right."
"IHut you haven't got the rug now."
"No, Mr. Jones. I haven't; but on
I the other hand, you have. So, here
we are together. When he gets
through with me, your turn."
George laughed. Ryanne grew
thoughtful over this sign. Percival
Algernon did not seem exactly wor
"Aren't you a little afraid?"
"I? Why should I be?" inquired
George innocently. "Certainly, what
ever your Arab friend's arguments
may be, moral or physical, I'm going
to keep that Yhiordes."
Was he bluffing? Ryanne wondered.
Did be really have nerve? Well.
within forty-eight hours there would
come a test.
"Say, do you know, I rather wish
you'd been with me on that trip-that
is, if you like a rough game." Ryanne
said this in all sincerity.
"I have never been in a rough game,
as you call it; but I've often had a
strong desire to be. just to find out for
myself what sort of a duffer I am."
Ryanne had met this sort of man be
fore; the fellow who wanted to know
what stuff he was made of, and was
ready to risk his hide to find out. His
experience had taught him to expect
nothing of the man who knew just
what he was going to do in a crisis.
"Did you ever know, Mr. Jones."
said Ryanne, his eyes humorous, "that
there is an organization in this world
of ours, a company that offers a try
out to men of your kidney?"
"What's that? What do you mean?"
"What I say. There is an established
concern which will. upon application
for a liberal purchase of stock, ar
range any kind of adventure you
"What?" George drew In his legs
and sat up. "What sort of a jolly is
"You put your finger upon the one
great obstacle. No one will believe
that such a concern exists. Yet It is
a fact. And why not?"
"Because it wouldn't be real; it
would be going to the moon a la
"Wrong, absolutely wrong. If I
told you that I am a stockholder in
this company and that the adventure
of the Yhiord r ' rug was arranged for
my special t : efit, what would you
"Say?" C. 'ge turned a serious
countenance raward the adventurer.
"Why, the v. t. le thing is absurd on
the face of it As a joke, it might go;
but as a get. ;:.e affair, utterly impos
"No," quit 'y. "I admit that it
souAds absurd, yes; but ten !irs age
they'd have locked up, as insane, a
man who said that he could fly. But
think of last summer at Paris, at
Rheisl, at Plsmkfort the Continental
air was full of yl -maebines. Bak!
It's pretty diicult to impress the av
erage mind with something new. Why
shouldn't we cater to the poetic, the
romantic side of man? We've c--
cerns for everything else. The fact
In, mediocrity It always standing ba
ined the corner with brickbats for
the inittative. Believe me or not, Mr.
Jones, but this company exists The
proof Is that you have the rug and I
have the scars."
"But in these prosaic times!" mur
mured George. still skeptical.
"Prosaic times!" sniffed Ryanane
"There's one of your brickbats. They
swung it at the head of the first print
er. Prosaic times! My friend, this
is the most romantic and bewildering
age humanity has yet seen There's
more romance sand adventure going
about ao wheels and steel-bottoms
than ever there was in the days of
Drake and the Spanalsh galleons.
There's a adventure lurking round the
nearest corner-romance, too. What
thi aegaSisation does tis to direct yam;
aftar that ymu have to sbift or ew-
sel. But, like a rist-rate physical i=
itrnnt, the ever M l t ei J Ie,
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than a man can do. They gave me
the rug. Your bones, on such a quest.
I would have been bleaching upon the
banks of the Tigris."
"What the deuce is this company
called?" George was enjoying the con
d versation immensely.
"The United Romance and Adven
ture company, Ltd., of London, Paris,
and New York."
"Have you any of the company's
paper with you?" George repressed
his laughter because Ryanne's face
was serious enough.
"U'nfortunately, no. Hut if you will
give me your banker's address I'll be
pleased to forward you the prospec
"Knauth, Nachod and Kuhne. I
am shortly leaving for home. Better
send it to New York. I say, suppose
a chap buys an adventure that is not
r up to the mark; can be return it or
"No. It's all chance, you know.
The rules of the game are steel.
bound. W'e find you an adventure;
it's up to you to make good."
"lBut. once more suppose a chap gets
a little too rough a game, and doesn't
turn up for his dividends; what then?"
"In that event," answered Ryanne
sadly, "the stock reverts to the gen
George lay back in his chair and let
go his laughter. "You are mighty
good company, Mr. Ryanne."
"Well, well; we'll say nothing more
about it. But a moment gone you
spoke as if you were game for an ex
"I still am. But if I knew the ad
venture was prearranged, as you say,
and I was up against a yall, there
would be the inclination t? cable the
firm for more instructions."
Ryanne himself laughed this time.
"That's a good Idea. I don't believe
the company ever thought of such a
contingency. But I repeat, our busi
ness is to give you the kick-off. After
that you have to fight for your own
"The stock isn't listed ?" again
'Scarcely. One man tells another,
as I tell you, and so on."
"You send me the prospectus. I'm
rather curious to have a look at it."
"I certainly shall do so," replied
Ryanne, with gravity unassumed.
"Ah! Here come Mrs. Chedsoye and
her daughter. If you don't mind, I'll
make myself scarce. I do not care
to see them just bow, after your hav
ing told them about the stolen
"I'g ,srry." said George, rising
eagerly. J.2. .
it's 11 in the game," gallantly.
George saw him gracefully ma
neuver his way round the crush to
ward the stairs leading to the bar.
Really, he would like to know more
about this amiable free-lance. As the
old fellows used to say, he little
dreamed that destiny, one of those
things from Pandora's box, was pre
paring a deeper and more intimate
"And what has been amusing you,
Mr. Jones?" asked Mrs. Chedsoye. "I
saw you laughing."
"I was talking with the rug chap.
He's a droll fellow. He said that he
had met you somewhere. but con
cluded not to renew the acquaintance,
since I told him that his adventure in
part was known to you."
"That is foolish. I rather enjoy
meeting men of his stamp. Don't you.
"Sometimes," with a dry little
smile. "I believe we have met him,
mother. There was something fa
miliar about his head. Of course, we
saw him only from a distance." /
"I do not think there is any real
harm in him," said George. "What
made me laugh was a singular propo
sition he set before me. He said he i
owned stock in a concern called 'The
United Romance and Adventure com- 1
pany;' and that for a speelfied sum of
money, one could have any adventure
"Did you ever hear of such a
thing?" cried the mother merrily. por
tune searched her face keenly. "The I
United Romance and Adventure Com
pany! He must have been joking.i
What did you say his name Is?"
"Ryanne. Joking is my idea exact
ly," George agreed. "The scheme is
to plunge the stockholder into a real
live adventure, and then let him pull
himself out the best way he can.
SounMds good. He added that this rug
businesas was a lInstance of the sme
cess qg the concern. There goes the
music. Do you dance. Mls Ched
"A little." IPortune was preocea
pied. She was wondering what lay
behind Mr. Ryanne's amiable jest.
"Go along, both of you," said Mrs.
Chedsoye. "I am too old to dance. 1
prefer watching people." She sat
down and arranged herself comfort
ably. She was always arranging her
self comfortably; it was one of the se
crets of her perennial youth. She
was very lovely. but George had eyes
for the daughter only. Mrs. Ched
soye saw this, but was not in the least
"It sla so many years since I tripped
the light fantastic toe," George con
fessed. reluctantly and nervously, now
that he had bravely committed him.
self. "It is quite possible that the
accent will be prmnarily upon thej
"Pehapa, then." replied the girl .
who trthfully was out of tune, "pe
hamps I had better get my wraps and
we'l go otside. The nlght is glo r
a She couldn't have suggested any
thing more to his liking. And so.
e after a little hurrying about, the two
young people went outside and began
t to promenade slowly up and down the
mole. Their conversation was desul
tory. George had dropped back into
his shell and the girl was not equal
to the task of drawing him out.
Once he stumbled over a sleeping
s beggar, and would have fallen had she
not caught him by the arm.
'l"Thanks. I'm cl:usy "
"It's rather difficult to st'e them In
'the moonlight; their rags match the
The Egyptian night, that sapphirine
darkness which the flexible iniagina
tion peoples with lovely and terrible
r shades, or floods with mystery and ro
mance and wonder, lay softly upon
this strip of verdure aslant the des
r ert's face, the Valley of the Nile. The
moon, round, brilliant, strangely near.
suffused the scarred old visage of the
world with phantom silver; the stones
of the parapet glowed dully, the pave
ment glistened whitely, all things it
I touched with gentleness, lavishing
heauty upon Ibequty, mellowing ugli
ness or effacing it., The deep blue
Nile, heribboned with the glancing
lights from the silent feluccas, curling
musically along the sides of the frost
like dahabeahs and steamers, rolled
on to the sea; and the blue-white
arc-lamps, spanning the Great Nile
bridge, took the semblance of a pearl
necklace. From time to time a cara
van trooped across the bridge into
"Do you care for poetry, Mr. Jones?"
"1? I used to write It."
"Arid you aren't afraid to admit it?"
"Well. I shouldn't confess the deed
to every one," he answered frankly.
"We all write poetry at one time or
another; but it's generally not consti
tutional, and we recover."
"I do not see why any one should be
ashamed of writing poetry."
"Ah, but there is poetry and poetry.
My kind and Byron's is born of kin
dred souls; but he was an active
genius, whereas, I wasn't even a pas
sive one. In all great poets I find my
own rejected thoughts, as Emerson
says; and that's enough for my slen
der needs. Poets are rather uncom
fortable chaps to have round. They
are capricious, Irritable, temperament
al, selfish, and usually demand all the
The little vocal stream died up
again, and once more they listened to
the magic sounds of the night. She
stopped abruptly to look over the para
pet, and his shoulder met hers; after
that the world to him was never go
ing to be the same again.
IMoonlight and poetry; not the
safest channels to sail uncharted. The
girl was lonely, and George was lone
ly, too. His longing had now assumed
a definite form; hers moved from this
to that, still indefinitely. The quick
ness with which this definition had
come to George rather startled him.
His first sight of Fortune Chedsoye
had been but yesterday; yet, here he
was, not desperately but consciously
in love with her. The situation bore
against all precepts;'it ripped up his
preconcelved ideas of romance as a
gale at sea shreds a canvas. He felt
a bit panicky. He had always planned
a courtship of a fear or so, meetings,
separations, and remeetings, pleasur
able expectations, little junkets to the
aters and country places; in brief, to
witness the rose grow and unfold.
Somewhere he had read or heard that
courtship was the plummet which
sounded the depths of compatibility.
He knew nothing of Fortune Ched
soye, save that she was beautiful to
his eyes, and that she was as different
from the ordinary run of girls as yon
der moa was from the stars.
Again she stopped, leaning over the
parapet and staring down at the wa
ter swirling past the stone embank
ment. He did likewise, resting upon
his folded arms. Suddenly his tongue
became alive; and quietly, without
besitancy or embarrassment, he began
to tell her ot his school life. his life
at bome. And the manner in which
he spoke.of his mother warmed her;
and she was strangel and wonder
"Of course, the mother meant the
best In the world when she gave me
Percival Algernon; and because she
meant the best. I have rarely tried to
hide them. What wuas good enough for
Salt Put to 7
Invaluable to Manklhd Though as a
Condlment it Should e Em
If food is tasteless without salt, It Is
ruined with too much. Unappetising
cooking is often due to guesswork.
A level teaspoonful of salt is suffcient
for a quart of soup, sauce, or rege
Salt used once a day is an excellent
dentrifrice, tending to keep off tar
tar. It is said to retard receding
A half teaspoonful of salt added to
a cup of hot water-which many per
bons take each mornlng(-will make It
Do not gargle with salt water.
Throat specialists consider it Injuri
oas to the tender mucous membrane
of the nose.
Salt water rots the hair, so never
fal to rnse with fremh water after
To sot eslir I wash amaterils sadI
her to give -.*o i.gold enough for ma
to keep. It is simply that I have bees
foolish al,;it It, s;ii ersensitive.
should hlie . luiiL0h ,l atd acncepted the
thing as a ink~, instead. I inade the
tarsl Iove ut trying to run away and
hide I:,it t :king thi, name in full,'
lightly, "t ýioT ds a. Incongruous Sa
playing Tra;uni.rte; on a steamn-planO."
lie e%'\ppc't,! her to laugh, but her
heart wa:s to, fu : of the old ache.
This yvong lian. kindly. gentle, intel
Illglt, i°f ,hr. ~\:: a loge-child. And
she? ' \:An ~tff.lpring, thle loneliert of
the lonc.ly, thl chih t th.t wasn't want'
ed. Marcv a t:rii, :i.i had thought of
flingihg all to the w irk,t, of running
away arn hiding twheir they never
shouilI find her, i :. ,r Ling with her
own hands for her r,.jail and butter.
Little thy 'd have cared. tht always
th, rel,[ spiirit ,!ied rtuhin her as she
stliped oiutide the villa gates. To
leave tit-hind for I:nkrnon privations
certaii n as,;ils r`'coifoirtl things of
wlhich ~she ws tond. tltits to which
she w as u~it-c. htie coildi't do it, she
just Icouldn't Morally ac;d physically
she was a little coward.
"Let us go in." he, said sharply.
Anothe(r motmentt, and she would have
been in tear-s.
Ryanne Tables His Cards.
Durin this time Mrs. c'hedsoye, the
major, M,-sirs. 1tRanne and Wallace.
officers andl dirrector in the United
Itoniancte and Adlerture Company.
Ltd.. sat ini the llaijotr's room, round
the boudoir-stantd hic;:l, had tempo
rarily, been gtven thie dignity of a
table. The sceine would not have been
without' interest either to the specula
tive physiognomist or to the dramat
ist. To each it would have represent
ed one of tho-e astonishing moments
when the soul of a person comes out
into the open, as one might express it,
incautiously, to he revealed in the ex
pressions of the eyes and the mouth.
These four persons were about going
forward upon a singularly desperate
and unusual enterprise. From now on
they were no longer to fence with one
another, to shift from this topic to
that, with the indirect maneuvers of
a house-cat intent upon the quest of
the Friday mackerel. The woman's
face was alive with eagerness; the
oldest man looked from one to the
"It's the Excitement of Getting It aM Coming Awy Unathed."
other with earnest calculation; Wai. "And there we are. Kate. it really
lace no longer bid his cupidity: Isa't the gold; it's the excitement of
Ryanne's immobility of couat"ae gettUag It and coming away unscathed.
was in itself a tacit admission to the If I could only get you to look at all
burning of all his bridges that be sides of the afailr! It's the Robicon."
might %ecome a part of this conclave. (TO B3 CONTINUED.)
Varied Uses -
embroidery cottons soak them a
strong salt water.
An excellent tonic for nervous nea
pie is to take salt rubs twice a dy.
As sea salt dissolves slowly, some of
it can be kept in solution in a glags
jar to be ready when needed.
When a child is inclined to bow
legs or to have a weak back. rub it
night ihd morning with strong salt
A faded carpet is freshened i
wiped off with a wet cloth wrung fom
strong salt water. Sprinkle floor wth
dampened salt and sweep welL
Bad dyspepsia can be helped by di.
solving pinches of salt on the tolgue
after eating, or when there is a sea
He (tired of dodging)-Would rpk
marry a one-eyed man?
She-Good gracious, no!
He-Then let me carry your g
,Smugg;ing." said the s:aj,,r. witD
prudent Io,wering of voice, et.,!cnt!ý
coatinuirt some previous d'lu:e,
smulgglinr is a fine art, a keen sortr
Sag prolposition; and the conseq .nciee.
of discove'ry are never serious. 'Wh.lt's
'a fne of a thousand dollars aga. t
t the profits of many successful ,:. ur
lesa into, the port of New York
Nothing. comparativly. For sever;al
years. now. we have carried or, this
business with the utmost adroitne.s.
Never have we drawn serious atten
tion. W." have made two or thrtoe
blunders, hut the suspicions of the, e
cret.service were put to sleep uut
each occaslor We have prospere.I.
Here is a gem. let us say, worth on
this side a thousand; over there w,
sell it for enough to give us a cen:tr.
profit of three or four hundred Forty
per cent. aion our Investlent. TLat
ought to 1,.' enough for any re:asown:tl
person. \!I I right?"
Mrs. Ch, dl-oye alone was unres;,ti
give to tht ;tppleal.
"'I con:i',.e then. We are making
enough to .ay by something for our
old age. .\'.d :~at's the only goal
which ni o'r lo.es its luster. Itut
this affair' "
"Talk, tall,:' said Mrs. Chedsoyp ium
"My dea:r Kate. allow me to relieve
"You h:.l\ lole so till the topic Is
threadbare It is rather late in the
day to go ,,ver the ground again.
Time is es.xrything just now."
"Admitt , ItBut this af:fair. Kate. is
big; big a\i h ul.igers, big with pit
falls; there i- a hidden menace in ev
ery step of it. May hap death; who
knows? The o!der I grow. the more I
cling to material comforts, to enter
prises of small dangers. However, as
you infer, there's no going back now."
"No," u: sented Ryanne. his mouth
hard; "not if I have to proceed alone."
She smiled at himt "You talk of
danger," speaking to the major. "What
danger can there be?"
"The unforeseen dgpger. the danger
oawhich we know nothing, and there
fore are unable to prepare for it. You
do not see it, my dear, but it is there,
Wallace nodded approvingly. Ry
"Failure is practicai!y impossible.
And I want excitement; I crave it u
you men crave your tobacco."
The Tie d Her Lfe.
The new colored domestic, fresh
It'. Kentucky, took her Srst 'Thbur
d7 afternoon or' and failed to re
tmar to prepare the seven o'clock din
ner for the family. Next morning she
reappeared rather "donsie." "Why.
Bibble." said the lady of the house,
"YoU look sick. What is the matter?"
"Yea'm. I done been sick, awful
sick, but It was wuth It, Dat dollah
You given me, I spent every cent of
It an' I done had de time of mny life.
What I done with it? Well, missus, I
tell de truf as' no more'n de truf. I
bought ten glasses of soda and went
to ten of dose movable pictuh shows.
My, my, one cain't have no sich time
In KalItucky."~IndianapJolis News.
In Fat Berth.
Towne--No; Grafton doesn't work
at aD now.
Browne--He doesn't? Why. when I
bW him he seemed to be a young
mal with considerable push.
Tewne - All that's changed now.
We' a young man with conslcerable
M and doesn't have to worL--Catho
w Sandard and Times